November Encounter Newsletter

Please see attached for the November Encounter.

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Schedule and Announcements for Oct. 26

Schedule

  • Oct. 26 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship
  • Oct. 29 @ 6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice, 6:30 p.m. – Youth Food Drive (meet at St. Andrews)
  • Nov. 2 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship/Communion, 10:30 a.m. – Stewardship Meeting

Announcements

  • Place your order for a Konfetty Rose by 10/27. (See info. sheet)
  • The flowers on the altarare given in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Wilson and family: Frances, Arthur, Douglas and Mary (by their daughter and sister, Dorothy W. Hollimon (DoDo, of San Antonio TX).
  • The Prairie Arts Chorale of Southwest Minnesota invites you to attend our fall concert, “It Ain’t Over ’til the Prairie Arts Chorale Sings.” Join us at Prinsburg at 7:30 pm on Nov. 8 for a fun and unique look at opera through the ages, from Italian arias to rock choruses. Tickets are available from Chorale member Sue Selden. There is no charge for children or students. For more information, please visit prairieartschorale.org.

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns Peggy Kvam’s sister is having back surgery, family of Sarah Schmidt, Jeremy and family dealing with father’s death, people of Japan and Okinawa (flooding and storms).
  • Joys Sue’s birthday, Star Spangled Banner sung by Laura B. and Mariah, two young men helped Ruby unload leaves, Cheri Fjermestad (Section 3 Head Coach of Year for Girls Tennis), UCC successful in its law suit against North Carolina in same-sex marriage issue, Circle of Stones at Sharon’s was good, and Bill’s daughter, Jennifer, was home for three days.

Schedule and Announcements for Oct. 12

Schedule

  • Oct. 12 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship
  • Oct. 15 @ 6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
  • Oct. 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – Circle of Stones at Sharon Anderson’s
  • Oct. 19 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship/Bread for the World Offering, 10:30 a.m. – MBSG Meeting, 5-7:00 p.m. – Spiritual Fun Night GF
  • Oct. 20 – Encounter Deadline for November

Announcements

  • Bread for the World–Offering of Letters to be taken on October 19.
  • See your bulletin insert about writing a letter to be sent to our congressional representative. For this area it is Collin C. Peterson. You are encouraged to write a letter asking that food needs be recognized around the world as well as in the United States. Bring that letter to worship with you on Sunday morning and we will send them off in a unit along with your financial support.
  • We will be doing the Food Drive on Wednesday, October 22nd. Meet at the St. Andrew Parish Center at 6:30 PM. At that point we will break into teams to pick up around town. The Youth from our Community Churches will be going around town on Wednesday, October 22 to collect non-perishable food or money for our local food shelf. They will start to come around at 6:30 pm. If you are not going to be home and would like to give, please put the items in a bag on your front stairs with the front light on, and we will pick it up. Thank you for all your help.

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Dick Anderson, Jeremy’s folks back home, people with cancer, Sally’s Mom, kids going through divorce, people in early stages of Dementia, the world start responding and helping with Ebola, Lou Ann’s daughter, (Sue) and unrest in the world and the U.S.
  • Joys: Sue’s parents into assisted living, music (Sweet Adelines), Walking Theater Friday night, fall colors, Bob Slettedahl home in Granite, Calvyn and Nikki’s wedding, joy of Pat, Kyle Gaffaney is engaged, YME won, fun of the Meander and foster cat.

Schedule and Announcements for Oct. 5

Schedule

  • Oct. 5 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship/Communion
  • Oct. 8 @ 6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. – Council Meeting
  • Oct. 12 @ 9:15 a.m. – Worship

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Spencer’s mother is improving, but still in St. Cloud Hospital, Sally Thoma is slowly improving, Bob Slettedahl is still in Springfield and hopes to be at home Oct. 1, Jeremy’s Mom is recuperating from surgery, Hazel’s sister on the death of her son and Hazel’s older sister is starting a new round of Chemo, Dick Anderson, world’s hot spots (prayer for continuance of good things done), and Peggy Kvam’s cousin Kathy is having cancer treatments.
  • Joys: Bryan Mooney and his new career as inspirational speaker, choir (few and far between but will still give it a try), and beautiful weather.